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The 27th Annual Florida Summer Symposium for Adult Education Administrators

Monday, June 7 – Tuesday, June 8

Orange Technical College – Mid-Florida Campus in Orlando, Florida

The Symposium will be held in the 1600 Building. See a map of campus here!

Symposium Keynote

Sponsored by: Burlington English

Dr. Carrie B. Kisker

Center for the Study of Community Colleges

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Carrie B. Kisker, Ph.D. is an education research and policy specialist in Los Angeles, California. Drawing from her own and others’ research, she regularly consults with college leaders on issues related to entrepreneurship and innovation, program and policy development, strategic planning and accountability, civic learning and democratic engagement. In addition to her consulting work, Dr. Kisker runs the Center for the Study of Community Colleges, a nonprofit organization that engages in and supports research related to community college practice and policy.

Dr. Kisker is author of numerous books, chapters, research reports, journal articles, and other publications on issues related to community college practice and policy. Her most recent book is Creating Entrepreneurial Community Colleges, A Design Thinking Approach (Harvard Education Press, 2021). Previous books include The American Community College (Jossey-Bass, 6th ed., 2014) with Arthur M. Cohen and Florence B. Brawer and The Shaping of American Higher Education: Emergence and Growth of the Contemporary System (Jossey-Bass, 2nd ed., 2010) with Arthur M. Cohen.

Dr. Kisker holds a B.A. in psychology and education from Dartmouth College, and an M.A. and Ph.D. in higher education from the University of California, Los Angeles. She sits on the board of the Council for the Study of Community Colleges, a scholarly association comprised of university-based researchers and community college practitioners dedicated to furthering community college scholarship.

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